Elmwood Playhouse Presents Golden Elm Leaf Awards for 2019
On Monday night March 4 2019 at the monthly meeting of Elmwood Playhouse, two deserving members of the Playhouse: Larry Wilbur and Tiffany M. Card, were recognized with the Golden Elm Leaf Award, celebrating their outstanding hard work to make the Playhouse so successful.
Since 2000, Larry Wilbur has been a performer, director, Board member, lighting designer, set designer and specifically has helped to renew and support the Playhouse with getting new seats for our audiences, graphics for shows, and most importantly improvements to the sound system as sound designer for 26 shows. Larry selflessly helps out whenever he is called upon, he works tirelessly whether behind the scenes solving problems or onstage in his many roles. He makes the Playhouse better and we are grateful to have him in our family!
Tiffany M. Card joined Elmwood in 2003, bringing us a long history of performing, administrative and managerial experience in regional Equity theater, box office management and festival producing from Boston to Austin to Manhattan. More recently she has used her great skills as a member of the Play Selection Committee for 3 years, and as PSC Chairperson for the 2015-2016 season. She has developed a series called Cold Readings, bringing new published works to the Playhouse for actors to read. She was instrumental in securing a grant from the State of New York for Elmwood in the amount of $125,000. She was one of the developers and for the past 2 years has been co-chair of the Elmwood Playhouse fundraising galas, which have netted nearly $100,000 for us with entertaining and innovative events in Rockland County.
Larry, a man of few words, simply says “Thank you for this regognition.”
Tiffany wants us to know: Being a member of Elmwood is about giving time, money, talent, blood, sweat, and tears so this little 71-year-old place can continue to provide quality theatre and more importantly, a sense of community, a place to belong. Everyone who steps into this special place, including every audience member, makes our theatre successful. I am thankful for being recognized with the Elm Leaf Award, but it’s all of us who make this place so special. No matter what you may give you get it back tenfold and for that, I am eternally grateful. Oscar Wilde called theatre “the greatest of all art forms because it was the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” I think he had Elmwood Playhouse in mind.